Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Kuala Lumpur City Enforces WiFi in Eateries

Soon, citizens and tourists in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia will find eateries provide wireless internet like salt, pepper, and water. The City Hall has mandated that by April establishments serving food (restaurants, coffee shops, or street-food eateries), bigger than 120 m² floor size, should offer wireless internet as a value-added service, either for free, or for a reasonably low price. Providing wireless internet to patrons will be made a prerequisite for eatery operators applying for, or renewing their licences. "The Wi-Fi service is in demand and food outlet operators who offer it will be giving their customers value-added services," said mayor Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad.

Then there's another problem the mayor faces. KL is known for its rich street-food culture, dominated by smaller eateries and hawkers. It can be argued that wireless internet in bigger establishments could draw some patronage away from these eateries and to those bigger ones. Mr. Faud said that the feasibility of installing free public WiFi in streets with concentrations of these smaller eateries is being studied. The citizens of KL are major consumers of public wireless internet services other than 3G HSDPA, there are as many as 1,500 public WiFi hotspots installed in the city.

Source: NewStraitsTimes
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12 Comments on Kuala Lumpur City Enforces WiFi in Eateries

#1
cloudwan
Wrong City Name

I believe u got the city name wrong, its supposed to be Kuala Lumpur not Kuala Lampur.. ;)
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#2
legends84
by: cloudwan
I believe u got the city name wrong, its supposed to be Kuala Lumpur not Kuala Lampur.. ;)
pokde here?
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#4
BlackOmega
Did anyone else that kept reading the mayors last name keep seeing Fraud instead of Faud?
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#5
lemonadesoda
by: BlackOmega
Did anyone else that kept reading the mayors last name keep seeing Fraud instead of Faud?
See a doctor for your dyslexia, for you're dyslexic! Fuad

Or maybe, burnrat should! ;)
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#6
HalfAHertz
Damn I wish they had that here in Singapore.
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#8
ViperXTR
lots of WiFi hotspots in our place already, eateries and public buses, tho i wish they could increase it more on public buses hehe.
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#9
lordcrazex
oh..there's my country. doing fine i guess :)
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#10
asamkipas
is it so ?

never knew these kind of service ever existed here in KL
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#11
pantherx12
I dunno about everyone else, but when I go to a place where food is served I go there to eat.
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#12
asamkipas
by: pantherx12
I dunno about everyone else, but when I go to a place where food is served I go there to eat.
arrow to the knee bro :nutkick:
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